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Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - 09.17 GMT

Project to preserve Mahamevuna Uyana


The Ministry of National Heritage will formulate a plan to preserve and develop the ‘Mahamevuna Uyana’, Anuradhapura.

Accordingly, a committee will be appointed to carry out the development plan which revives the historical value of the Mahamevuna Uyana. Thus, all non-essential items will be removed from the premises and trees such as Kohomba, Na, Sal and Esala will be planted.

Road and transport system will be made available for pilgrims to reach the premises without hassle. Repairs and renovations will be carried out from Kurunegala junction to Sri Maha Bodhiya by next Vesak full moon poya day as the first phase of the intended project.

All reconstruction work will be carried out according to an environmental friendly method.

According to Mahavanshaya, the Mahamevuna Uyana is the place where Theravadi Tradition of Buddhism was established in Sri Lanka. Buddhist history states that King Devanam Piyatissa offered this land to Mihindu thero who brought Buddhism to Sri Lanka.






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